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DxE Conference in Berkeley Is anyone else here going or wants to go? Direct Action Everywhere Vegan Conference Berkeley May 2018 Post Date: 03/19/18, Replies: 1 03/19/18 1
Avoiding Veal Hey everyone I'm not very into vegetarian lifestyles so I'll probably never post again. I was vegetarian for about a year and a half but I eventually decided it didn't make sense to me. I've never been OK with veal and I have never intentionally consumed it. Today however I discovered that veal is in gyro meat. Do any of you know where I can find information about avoiding veal so that I don't make the same mistake again? Alex Post Date: 03/18/18, Replies: 3 03/18/18 3
Dolce and Gabbana Accused Of 'Selling Fur Please spread the word and lets shut these guys down!!! Post Date: 03/11/18, Replies: 1 03/11/18 1
Hell in paradise for animals Hello. I am new to this so please do let me know if this is not appropriate. I have a petition for anyone who can sign and share There has been a lot of rumours and guess work as to where Prince Harry and Meghan are going to be honeymooning. The small beautiful island of Nevis in the West Indies is paradise for a lot of people but absolute hell for Dogs, cats, Donkeys and Monkeys. This is the island pegged for Harry and Meghans honeymoon, I doubt anyone would want to buy into this economy if they knew the true horrors behind peoples dogs getting poisoned in their own fenced yards. Its sad but the positive outline is that the that government has responded positively to petition in the past. Post Date: 03/11/18, Replies: 2 03/11/18 2
Share your message with vegan designers Hi there, Tunetoo is a nice website which uses organic cotton and make vegan statement such as : or They are working with Stanley Stella brand. This brand was conceived from a belief that the textiles industry has to start acting a lot more responsibly. Their affiliation with Fairwear Foundation (Corporate Social Responsibility) as well as our high standard certifications (GOTS, OE 100, OE Blended, OEKO TEX, REACH) prove our commitment to sustainable practices. Post Date: 03/06/18, Replies: 0 03/06/18 0
VeganCare is Crowdfunding! My name is Sofia, i´m from Porto (Portugal) and i´m an activist for animal rights. I created a vegan cosmetic brand with the mission of putting vegan products in the market and help reducing animal harm in the world. I just launched a crowdfunding campaign to reach that goal. In spite of being so far, we share similar ethical values. So, i´m asking if you can support us, by contributing/sharing the link of our campaign: Thank you so much Post Date: 02/19/18, Replies: 0 02/19/18 0
Wildlife Crime Dissertation !! Hi I am a final year Criminology student at Durham University, and also a vegetarian! I am carrying out my dissertation on wildlife crime and I am interested in comparing the views of university students, criminal justice practitioners and environmental/animal rights activists. You do not have to part of any group to take part but all responses would be really helpful for me! Thank you so much in advance if you fill it out. Tierney Post Date: 01/24/18, Replies: 0 01/24/18 0
The dog I own goes against all my beliefs. Returning home after school, I was devastated to find that one of the yard chickens had been ripped open. In tears, I found both dogs nearby smelling of blood. The chickens came along with the house we rent. Kelsie & Chip have always been quite aggressive towards other animals, both being farm dogs. Even when living in the city it was apparent they loved rounding things up. Kelsie, 2, and Chip, 5, are the best at late night cuddles and therapeutic moments but when I educated myself on veganism, pets were not something I really wanted to have anymore, I hated the idea of owning an animal. I know that they will try to attack another animal, if they get the chance. They together have roughly (hurt & scared) rounded up wallabies, chickens, cats and insects. I love these dogs, but when I look at them I feel sick to my stomach, I know this is there natural instinct but the shame I feel is indescribable. I bought Kelsie when I was 13 with all my savings, I'm now 16. Chip was purchased as a family dog when I was 11. We live in a remote location (an island) so sending them away is not affordable. Most people where we live are quite rough with animals so I wouldn't trust how they would be treated. The only other option is to put them down. I don't want to do this but I don't want any other animals to suffer. What should I do? Post Date: 01/16/18, Replies: 5 01/16/18 5
Animal cruelty on Gambling forum Hi, Im a professional gambler.............. Probably the most famous and largest gambling forum since the internet began is "twoplustwo" which is a site I frequent. Here is a link to a guy who has been cruel to animals/creatures and filming it. I really hope something can be done about it as its really sickening. If you don't want to hit the link you can google twoplustwo then once on the "twoplustwo" site look for the forum "Poker Beats, Brags, and Variance" sub section and look for the thread starting "How is it possible to make a living playing poker?" You will see his first upload in the first reply to this thread. He is a horrible guy and I want the community to know about him/maybe take action against him. Ok thanks for reading, peace, omgroi. Post Date: 01/10/18, Replies: 0 01/10/18 0
Self and Meat Conundrum I posted this elsewhere on a blog and it's awaiting moderation. I thought I'd post it here as well: Just came across this. Wanted to post. I was a vegan for a while, then started working out and studying health related material. Health food in general is a tricky subject and relies on studies of which change from time to time ie. the protein combining myth. You can live on a vegan diet just fine. B12, which is the one vitamin that plant sources generally lack, can be gotten from nutritional yeast. A plant source. Vitamin C is what is used to make collagen, your body’s most abundant protein. Apparently your body makes it when needed. The same with Vitamin A which can only be gotten from animal sources in it’s already digested form (there are 2 forms of Vitamin A). However; the body makes it when needed and converts what you eat into a usable form. Of course, there are other studies that say the opposite. Really, you don’t “have” to kill animals and you should try not to whenever possible (think of eating your dog etc.). The cow story that someone posted was kind of funny and a bit juvenile. We are not primates or animals running around by instinct alone and fending for ourselves. Only under severe conditions and ignorance does that really happen. Be bigger then that and don’t take it out on every cow you see. Prejudice much? (just kidding) I eat mostly plant based diet, but include marine collagen and the occasional egg sourced from practices that don’t promote cruelty and a b12 supplement. That all you really need. Check out Black Cumin seed oil. Plants have a a lot to offer. I also do calisthenics and am gaining muscle through my plant based diet. The point is Eckhart doesn’t have to eat meat, but takes the “non-stance” that it’s fine. the issue is we still have be somewhat discernible and use our intellect to make choices as we go about our day to day lives. The “not eating factory meat” may just be a thought that we can discard “or” it may be a thought/conclusion we’ve come to through research and experience that we can keep. It also takes some will power and self discipline (which I guess doesn’t exist so can’t be disciplined) Really it’s up to yourself and what you choose to do. I think Eckhart has some good things to say and he doesn’t judge which we can probably do in return. On the other hand, he is a spokesman for enlightenment and has sold millions of books, so he might actually be the one to set a better example on the subject of eating our friends. Post Date: 01/02/18, Replies: 0 01/02/18 0
I know things may never change..... I know someone who has a pet-a cat to be exact; all this person has left in this world is the cat. Anyway, the cat needs medical care, and the person (I'll call her Lacie), has called every veterinarian she possibly could, begging for someone to please take a look at the poor thing, and at least stabilize it, and Lacie will make a payment in a couple of days. Every single vet completely refused to consider helping this woman out, demanding payment upfront. Now I am shocked at this, especially because I thought that people became vets to help animals in need of attention. As it turns out, it does appear that vets only care because they get paid to. Lacie did try to apply for a CareCredit card, was denied, asked friends and family, nope; tried taking out a loan, denied. This post may do absolutely nothing to change the system or how people think, but my opinion is this: I think it should be illegal for vets to refuse emergency medical care; just as it is illegal for an emergency room to refuse emergency medical care to humans. Yes, vets have a business to run, but so do hospitals for people. It definitely shouldn't be only about money. Post Date: 12/18/17, Replies: 1 12/18/17 1
Please help me help them, sign and share Hello, I have a petition I desperately need signatures on. I am planning on doing more than just this petition when it comes to all I can legally to save these birds. But the first step is getting 1,000 signatures to start. The story of what is going on is in the petition description. I am the person who created it any questions please feel free to ask. There aren't any dead animals posted to the petition but there is one of a cage not in good condition. I know that it isn't graphic however i figured i would state that. Post Date: 12/18/17, Replies: 0 12/18/17 0
Animal cruelty - shark hunting Hi friends, So I'll just cut to the chase. I'm in Portland, Oregon. This guy that I know that was a friend of mine (or I thought was a friend) went on a fishing expedition. He has been killing and maiming sharks and posting the pics on Instagram like some kind of sick trophy. It's stating the obvious that these massive, beautiful creatures were tortured and suffered horrible, excruciating deaths, left to bleed out on the deck of his boat while he and his crew stood around laughing and taking Instagram pictures. One of the sharks was even sawed in half. I am revolted, disgusted and horrified. I would like to know what can be done to report him for this abuse and to try to do my part to stop this from happening again to any more of these defenseless, majestic animals. My friends and I have set up a very basic website which provides a snapshot of the basic facts and a few screenshots of the images before he pulled them from his Instagram account after hearing outrage from my friends and I and other members of the local animal rights community. The site is Thank you for your support and I appreciate any advice. Daniel L. Portland, OR Post Date: 11/30/17, Replies: 0 11/30/17 0
mandatory CCTV in live transport- petition An extremely well thought out and necessary topic- please sign and share. Need as much support as possible! Post Date: 11/29/17, Replies: 0 11/29/17 0
Uk petition Sign please Thank you Post Date: 11/20/17, Replies: 0 11/20/17 0
Uk petition Sign please Thank you Post Date: 11/20/17, Replies: 0 11/20/17 0
Help our beautiful elephants Hello! My names Mary, and I've created a go fund me for the elephants. I really want to help save them and raise money for their conservation, and well being. I love elephants very much and 10 years ago we have 5 million of these beautiful creatures...Now, we only have 400,000 left. Devastating. Please got to the link, and donate if you can anything helps even a dollar I'm not asking for a huge chunk of money from your pockets just maybe a dollar. It also just helps to share the link for people who would care, and love to donate to this cause. Thank you! Post Date: 11/19/17, Replies: 0 11/19/17 0
T.N.R Quandary I have been asked by my employer to run a TNR (trap neuter release) program for the local cat colonies. On one hand I think it will improve the lot of the cats generally. On the other hand I feel uncomfortable; if we were to place the same human values on cats we would be appalled that forced sterilization and abortions were being conducted on a population. I am hoping someone can offer sage words/advice that might help to make my position on this clearer (to me). Thank you. Post Date: 11/18/17, Replies: 3 11/18/17 3
Our inhumanity I heard this story in Africa of patients at an insane hospital that were killed and died, they are the lucky ones, what people go through - their entire lives in psychiatric facilities - in the west is so much worse. Kept in enclosed environments, only allowed to go outside with observation typically, controlled with medication. Upon being angry; jumped on and forced medication upon, psychologically abused, analyzed day in and day out, hindered from even taking walks in nature/forests, hindered from travel despite having the money available, hindered from sex, hindered from choosing their own lives, hindered from working - every day having to go about doing absolutely nothing of value - a meaningless existence. Hindered from making their own food. People they care for think it is right for them to be in such a situation, people of their group, their clan, their society wants them to be in there. The betrayal is so immense, that is one of the worst of the pains. Hindered from internet access a large part of the time. All this without any judges or legal rights. And look at what it reminds of: Horses in stables, cows on cattlefarms, chickens forced to produce eggs, lobsters in aquariums, pigs in those creepy boxes. Worse yet; they are denied the ability to die - forced to suffer. They are unable to even perform suicide. Post Date: 10/29/17, Replies: 1 10/29/17 1
Holistic experiments and animals Try reading this and see if you still dont think holistic experiments exist and that animal experiments are a bad idea: A method to break a terrorist having been indoctrinated to suicide willingness using the fear of hell. Willingness to commit suicide, kill a lot of people or ignore truth, because of being told and convinced that it is the right thing, whether regarding them as innocent or not, is designed insanity. Modern treatment is corruptive in nature, as such it may as well find a purpose; freeing them by breaking their locked spirit through temporary immersement in a circumstance. A person driven by fear of eternal damnation, a fear driving people from family, to suicide, killing a lot of people and probably blowing up earth to an extent of dysfunctionality. Their behavior is modified by creating a core motivating factor; the idea of hell. A mental lock used to fuel such behavior has mental dependencies. The Quran is static even if readable in many ways, since they are designed for a purpose. This means that if being as certain of going to hell, instead of being certain of going to heaven/not to hell/that their loved ones wont go to hell, they would reveal terror networks and even freed from using terrorism to avoid going to hell. Breaking their spirit temporarily to make them perform at least one corrupt behavior, going from "true to false". Not achievable through pain, various methods can be applied, you'll find plenty in the psychiatry - I can describe more. Suddenly hell-supporters is the enemy and threat, the fear having been turned around, motivated by the same mechanism to reveal intel and even collaborate. In such a system where people are used and indoctrinated there is no actual loyalty, love or truth - its a reversible mental lock. The said individuals can be made to pass this barrier through unconversion and transformed to healthy citizens even if probably under some restriction at least for a while. It is better than turning people into slaves when they are enemy, its nice towards them and generates gratefulness in the big picture. An efficient way to gain intel and a contributive factor (their lifestyles bring their advantages with them), in the long run without having to worry about repercussions, to use resources on control or background retaliation. The caveeat is that we have a lot of Christianity here in the west whom are likely to be fearful of this being put in motion as it poses a threat to any system that drives people through perceptual whipping (fear of eternal hell). Its a massive security hole on earth and frankly in our deeper container of reality, regardless of how you look at it. Now imagine the combination between animal experiments and human experiments - I guess racism is an extra negative factor from a human-centric perspective on this end as well although one will always lead to the other. Post Date: 10/29/17, Replies: 1 10/29/17 1
Are all animals treated with respect? Hi all! I have been wanting to know -- why do some animals get more respect than others? So let's just say a domesticated household dog or cat, many people love them and would simply adore to pet them. For other animals like giant pandas, many people also classify those as "icons of cuteness" and definitely love them too, so much to the point that the pandas are now "Vulnerable" and not "Endangered". However, what I want to know is that why do some people treat such animals, like I mentioned above, with more respect than other animals, say animals like the Giant Salmon Carp which is critically endangered? I am not trying to cause distress, or unhappiness or am I trolling, but I am generally curious what is your take on this? Do people simply respect some animals (like tigers, dogs, cats, polar bears) more than others, like many species of insects, fish and amphibians? Post Date: 10/29/17, Replies: 4 10/29/17 4
University survey on vegan fashion Hi everyone! I am conducting a survey for a university project which deals with animal related issues, so if you five minutes to complete it that would be great! There are two more parts of the survey, if you could do those as well it would be even better! :) thanks for reading :D Post Date: 10/22/17, Replies: 0 10/22/17 0
Turtle predicament I recently went to a birthday party and they were giving out turtles as party favors. I took one because if there were left overs they would release them and they aren't indigenous to California. They would either die or cause problems in the ecosystem they inhabit.... I thought maybe I can keep this little guy but then I saw his diet and in their early life they are carnivorous. As a vegan I run into the dilemma of contributing to animal cruelty/ slavery in the farm industry.... I can't take it to a pet shop or pound because if he doesn't get bought or sold they will euthanize him. :( I have no idea what to do! Post Date: 10/14/17, Replies: 5 10/14/17 5
Submissions Pigeon a radical animal reader Hello! Call for submissions, Issue No. 1, 2018 Pigeon is a new radical animal reader published by Sybil Press. We seek experimental, creative essays and literary works on the topics of animal rights, liberation, veganism, environmentalism, post and transhumanism, to name a few. We understand animal in the larger sense, from the human-animal to the monarch butterfly, and we are open to speculation on cosmic life and artificial intelligence. In the spirit of “no gods; no masters,” contrarian paradigms and critiques are desirable. Pigeon is a hybrid discourse surrounding animal beings and being animal in the networked age. Consider Giorgio Agamben’s critique of the anthropological machine and the caesura between human and animal; or media representation of carnism and the Sexual Politics of Meat, described by feminist-vegetarian Carol J. Adams; as well as the intersectionalism espoused by Marjorie Spiegel in The Dreaded Comparison; and what place does the animal have among the cyborg?; we may also ask, as Jacques Derrida does, “Since so long ago, can we say that the animal has been looking at us? What animal? The other. I often ask myself, just to see, who I am—and who I am (following) at the moment when, caught naked, in silence, by the gaze of an animal, for example, the eyes of a cat, I have trouble, yes, a bad time overcoming my embarrassment. Whence the malaise?” Please e-mail a 300 word abstract as a PDF with contact information to by Halloween, October 31st, 2017. Subject line: animal abstract. Half of all sales of Pigeon will be donated to animal welfare/rights/liberation organizations, with the remaining half used to cover costs and the making of subsequent issues . Post Date: 10/08/17, Replies: 0 10/08/17 0
Link: Child abuse and animal treatment So considering how political, way-of-life, racial and neurodivergence racism all is grouped under racism for a reason; because it builds on the basic fundamental pattern, then consider this: What is the effects of gassing unwanted chicks that cannot produce eggs, of slaughtering calves to produce calf-skin and meat and what else may be done to animal "children" on what we normally refer to as child abuse? Post Date: 09/30/17, Replies: 1 09/30/17 1
Polish govt fights battery cage ban Post Date: 09/23/17, Replies: 1 09/23/17 1
Experiments on Animals I am extremely bothered by animal experiments and testings. I go on for days and weeks, continue thinking about it. I just recently saw pictures of monkeys used on experiments for head transplants. I can't imagine, the extreme of suffering and death inflicted on these innocent beings. Why are we doing this? Its so senseless, and it doesn't help us humans solve anything. Has anyone had any experience in writing letters and who do you write letters to demand to stop this nightmarish acts? Post Date: 09/13/17, Replies: 12 09/13/17 12

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